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Generate close-up photo of laptop screen (with pixels)

Here's an comparison between an RGB image (left) and how it looks when photographed in extreme close-up (right): The LCD sub-pixel pattern is apparent and we also see how the pattern is slightly ...
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What kind of printmaking produces a faded result like a stamp?

The effects that you are referencing are actually the result of printing errors / bad printing. The 'Postkarte' image shows signs of under inking. This was probably produced with a rubber stamp and ...
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Using a laser engraver to prepare screen printing mesh?

I've actually tried this. I worked from 2008-2010 as one of the primary Laser Technicians at the Gulfstream Center at Savannah College of Art and Design. I would operate and maintain the Laser for ...
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Generate close-up photo of laptop screen (with pixels)

You can't do this from a screenshot, only from a photograph. An image file does not have pixels made up from three coloured dots, each image pixel is a distinct shade - You need a camera with either ...
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How to screen print a design in Illustrator with a gaussian blur effect?

You could use a halftone for the blurred image. As long as the dots are fairly large, and the bitmap is quite high resolution (like 300ppi or more), it should be good enough for screen printing. There'...
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The best way to screen print and protect areas?

In my humble opinion, it is not feasible to do that with screen printing for several reasons. You would need to unstitch all the shirts first. Printing a large area needs practice, both the screen and ...
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Screen Printing Color Seperation

You have a CMYK separation with a white base color for dark textiles. Every channel must be reticulated before printing or reticulated in a rip printer. The channels you are showing are just ...
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How does one make & print fluorescent designs in photoshop?

Fluorescent Pantone colours are spot colours, i.e. special inks with fluorescent pigments. Yes you would have to specify them. Your print company will need to make separations (separate screens) for ...
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Is there a quick way to prep an illustrator file with tons of strokes and fills for screen printing

Expanding appearance or merging objects or outlining strokes and even separating colors to their own layers is completely unnecessary for the purposes of separations for screen printing. (Although, ...
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I have a 20 watt UV light, how long do I have to expose my screen?

The only way to know is that you make a controlled test. I am assuming the emulsion actually works. The first step would be reading the instructions for the product. But on your specific setup you ...
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ways to generate spot color print files given any set of colors

This is for Adobe Photoshop Convert the RGB image to CMYK by doing Image > Mode > CMYK In the channels panel, delete the magenta channel. You could even delete the black channel if you want, ...
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Do I need a black stroke when saving white artwork for it to be able to print?

Artwork, as in your sample image, should be 100% black, no stroke. You make things black which are supposed to print. Black is transferred to film, then a plate and the ink is applied where the ...
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Realistic simulation of ink overprint

There is no magic silver bullet here. The appearance of two overprinting inks depends on many physical factors such as the absorption and diffusion spectrum of both ink, their opaqueness (also known ...
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Better way to handle colors for printing

RGB and CMYK are both methods used to represent FULL color art. What you are talking about is spot color printing. The letters in "RGB" (red, green, blue) and "CMYK" (cyan, magenta, yellow, blacK) ...
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Better way to handle colors for printing

I hope you are not changing the printing operators too often. They are a valuable asset to your company. I will only address the designer's part. The design contains more than two or three colors. ...
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Better way to handle colors for printing

Construct a Custom Process Colour Tint Book for reference You can purchase Colour Tint Books printed on uncoated white paper stock. https://www.amazon.com/Uncoated-Tintbook-Selection-Process-...
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What are the most important criteria to consider when purchasing a screen printing table for a home business?

Alignment of the screens as the table revolves will be your biggest headache after registration of the images. The set-up must be stable. The number of stations determines the number of colours you ...
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Can you fill a shape in .dxf format?

I work in Illustrator and I have to send some files in .dxf for a CAD program called Audaces. The open path problem is the CAD program do not interpret the curves in a path. If the path is rounded ...
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Screen Printing Gradients on Fabric

You have two main (only?) options for gradients with screen printing... Halftones https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halftone The same method used in offset printing, but keep in mind that a screen ...
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Formatting Design For Screen Printing

Expanding artwork then clicking the Merge button on the Pathfinder Panel will "unite" objects with similar fills that touch, and remove any underlying objects. More info on Pathfinder operations here:...
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What kind of printmaking produces a faded result like a stamp?

maybe hot stamping. check shiny stamps also.
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Prepping graphics to make silk screen for pottery

You really don't get "the first image into something like the second image". While there may be some steps to reduce color and add contrast to images such as your first example, nothing will ...
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Printing on small sheets of polypropylene

Assuming that the artwork to be printed is just simple basic line art, and assuming you just need a one color print, screen printing may be your best option. For arguments sake let's use the number ...
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How to prepare RGB image for silk-screen printing

The process of separating images for screen-printing takes a whole lot of practice, trial and error, and patience. Being a good separator is almost kind of an art in its own right. In fact, there are ...
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How to prepare RGB image for silk-screen printing

You can not preview a file that is not prepared. A 2 or 3 separated inks probably need more preparation than a full 4 color separation. For example take a look at this post for making an interesting ...
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Does on-disc artwork printing and finishing use a special coating?

This website offers services related to CDs and DVDs. By visiting the "On body disc printing services" page, you can see: Fine lacquered finish – no smudging, no cheap looking white matt ...
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